Graduate Diploma of Applied Information Technology

Programme details

Translation Pōkairua Paetahi Mahi Hangarau Pārongo
Code TO0018
Level 7
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
IntakesSemester 1
Study options Full-time
Part-time study will take 3 years
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
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Information for international students

Tuition fee$19,950
IntakesFebruary, May, July, November
Minimum IELTS6.0 with no band less than 5.5
Duration (length of study)1 year
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Programme aim

This is a one‐year full‐time programme, but may be studied on a part‐time basis for three years.

Gain an an up-to-date theoretical and applied knowledge in the computing and information technology fields.

Course topics

  • Routing and Switching
  • Scaling Networks, Connecting Networks, Voice Networks, Network Security
  • Professional Practice
  • Project 1, Project 2, Special Topic
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Web Services and Design Methodologies, Client Server Web Development
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Data Management, Advanced Database Administration
  • Project Management
  • Graphical User Interface Programming
  • Multimedia
  • Hardware Technology
  • Large Network Technologies
  • System Security, Cyber Security
  • Advanced User Interface (UI) Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence Techniques
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Advanced Content Management System Development
  • Advanced Systems Analysis and Design

Career opportunities

Software developer, engineer, or applications programmer; Analyst or Developer Programmer; Support Analyst; Software Tester, .NET Developer; Microsoft Applications Engineer; Systems administrator or engineer; CRM Developer; Technical Specialist; Application Engineer; Database Administrator

Award information

Students must have successfully completed the required credits to be awarded the Graduate Diploma of Applied Information Technology qualification.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Applied Information Technology, all graduates will be able to:

  1. Research, evaluate and apply the underpinning theoretical and applied knowledge and skills to work in the computing and technology fields.
  2. Apply technical and conceptual thinking in the computing and technology fields.
  3. Apply communication, information design, personal, and interpersonal skills, clearly and professionally to enhance working effectiveness, efficiency, and quality outcomes within their professional practice.
  4. Demonstrate an enquiring, flexible, creative and critical attitude towards contemporary issues and underlying theoretical concepts as an emerging Information Technology professional.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of social and ethical issues and have the ability to function positively in a culturally diverse professional environment.

Entry criteria

  • an undergraduate degree; or a 2‐year level 7 or above diploma in a related discipline or equivalent; or a minimum 3 years’ equivalent relevant experience.
  • evidence of English language competency where English is not a first language.
  • evidence of ability to meet academic and any other requirements must be provided.

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